COVAX shipment to State of Palestine arrives with 453,600 COVID-19 vaccine doses

 funded by the Governments of Germany and Italy

30 December 2021
Covid 19
UNICEF-SoP

East Jerusalem, 30 December 2021 – Last night the State of Palestine received a COVAX shipment to the State of Palestine, containing 453,600 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, which were funded by the Governments of Germany and Italy. These vaccine doses were transferred to the Ministry of Health’s vaccine storage facilities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

Further consignments of COVAX vaccine doses are planned for the State of Palestine to cover 20 per cent of the population – approximately 1 million people. These doses are for both the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, according to the prioritization criteria of the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan.

COVAX is a global facility representing partnership between the World Health Organization (WHO), Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI), United Nation’s Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) working on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. It includes 190 countries with a total population of more than 7 billion people and ensures fair and equal access to COVID-19 vaccines supplied through UNICEF. WHO and UNICEF are supporting the Government of the State of Palestine’s national vaccination campaign. 

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